Something so integrated into our daily lives such as a commute should not be a burden or hassle for your everyday.
And one way you can alleviate some of the morning and end-of-day stress is with a singular type of backpack that can store everything you need to carry home and to your job.
And trust me, you’ll want to invest in a quality commuter backpack that will hold your belongings safely and securely.
You will potentially be carrying laptops, phones, tablets, work/school documents, folders, homework, etc. With so many important things to transport, you have to ensure you’re getting the best of the best.
With that in mind:
I’ve broken down and reviewed 5 different commuter backpacks that can help your travel to school or work a little bit easier for your day-to-day.
When you’re shopping around for a backpack you will potentially be using everyday, it is important to keep 3 things in mind: quality, convenience, and trust. With those 3 different factors in mind, one of the best backpacks you can get is the Q Laptop Backpack from Timbuk2.
Timbuk2 is a trusted brand name with the track record and support to back it up (lifetime warranty). In addition, the overall build of the pack is made to be secure with its quilted tricot fabric and is padded to ensure safety of your smartphones and laptops (up to 17”). And to top it off: it is specially designed to be carried comfortably with its compact design, ergonomic strap, and ventilated back.
For any college student or working professional, this is the backpack I would recommend to take with you as you commute to and from work. It has the capacity to carry your essentials and convenience to travel with on car, train, or bike.
Backpacks nowadays need to come with more than just the basics. They need to be able to accommodate all the technology we have to carry around to and from work or school. And Kopack provides a backpack that does just that with their technology focused commuter backpack.
First the essential feature any backpack today should have is a laptop compartment. The Kopack offers both ease-of-access and security with its hidden laptop compartment that can fit any windows laptop or MacBook up to 15”. You’ll be able to hide any sensitive folders or documents with this compartment.
But what makes this backpack are the extra bells and whistles.
Included with the pack is a detachable USB cable to accommodate charging any of your smartphones, tablets, and other electronics. You’ll be able to charge at your convenience as you commute through to your job or campus.
As for the backpack’s build, the pack is anti-tear and water resistant to protect your belongings from thieves and the elements. You can trust this backpack to secure your stuff better than a regular old backpack.
Last, but not least is the carrying convenience of the pack. It is built to be comfortable and breathable to make sure you’re not burdened if you have a long commute and need to hold it for a longer period of time.
- Hidden & Secure Laptop Compartment
- Detachable USB for Convienent Charging
- Anti-Tear Material
- Laptops 16″ or Greater Won’t Fit
If you’re looking for a “buy-it-for-life” type of backpack, I don’t see a better choice than a backpack from one of the most trusted backpack brands featuring the Osprey Men’s Flapjack Backpack.
And there is a reason people travel and choose an Osprey as their backpack of choice. It encompasses everything you need: durability, storage, carrying convenience, and security.
If you want to use this backpack for more than just work and school, this pack is suited for everyday travel. It easily holds everything you’ll need for school or work whether that be papers, documents, binders, laptops, etc. You could also pack a weekend’s worth of clothes into the pack if you’re going on a trip.
If you’re commuting in a city where crime is more common, the top pocket is slash proof to help protect against any individuals who would try to get into your pack quickly. Also, if you travel via bike, the pack includes reflective material and blinker light to help keep you safe at night when it gets dark.
The inside features an internal laptop compartment and pockets that provide easy access for power chords and smartphones.
The durability of this backpack is no joke being able to protect against the rain, snow, and winds.
- Buy-it-for-Life Durability
- Lifetime Warranty
- Maximum Organization Compartment
- Flap Design
If you don’t want to pay for a brand name and just want a backpack that still provides the comfort and convenience (while being cheaper as well), I recommend getting this Mancro Backpack.
While I have already featured the Mancro in a full review here, it is worth mentioning again because of the price-to-performance you get for your money with this daypack.
I don’t want to regurgitate everything I’ve already said in that review, so here are some key takeaways of the backpack:
- Business Professional Minimalist Design
- Fitted for Laptops Up-To 17”
- Multi-Compartment Organization and Storage
- Convenient USB Port for Charging On-the-Go
- Secure Combination Lock
- Durable (Water Repellent)
As you can see, you’re getting a lot for quite the competitive price. If you want something simple and that works and is a better alternative to a messenger bag, I recommend getting the Mancro for your daily commutes and travels.
- Secure Combination Lock
- USB for Charging
- Water Repellent
- “Boring” Design
At a similar price point to our previous choice (Mancro), the Matein Backpack is similar in design and pricing which makes it difficult for consumer to choose between which one is better suited for them.
While the Mancro is ideal for everyday commutes to work, the Matein excels in being convienent and comfortable for individuals who go on a business trips and need a pack for flights. It easily slides on top of your luggage handle that can be easily carried. In addition, it’s slightly smaller size makes it comfortable to bring on the plane. You’ll be able to bring your laptop and other work documents with you as you travel.
To add to that:
The backpack also features a USB port design to allow for charging which is great when you’re always on the move. And lastly, the pack features a padded design that will protect your belongings better than any regular school or work backpack.
- Business Professional
- USB Port
- Convenient for Airplane Travel